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decision. martha: the ships in the mediterranean are loaded with tomahawk missiles. they could be launched from those warships in the eastern mediterranean. they have speeds of 550 miles an hour. they can hit targets 1,000 miles away, and they very well may be employed if this does get underway. bill: how involved should the u.s. be in syria. log on, tell us what you think. 44% say get out completely. 36% say only humanitarian aid. 11% support the u.s. giving weapons to the rebels. ambassador john bolton with what the u.s. should do now. martha: jack lew alerting congress the national credit card is almost maxed south again. he says come october we'll not be able to pay our bills unless we raise the at the country can borrow. the white house is warning of a possible financial crisis if we can't borrow any more. stuart, what do you make of this? >> here we go again. treasury secretary lew says we'll only have $50 billion in the bank cash on hands. we spend $9 billion every day. so $50 billion is far too close for comfort. president obama says he's not going to negotiate on this. he wants a
in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not whether they are responsible, it's what is the he appropriate response to this clear violation of internat
morning to you, martha, in new york. martha: i'm martha maccallum live in "america's newsroom" this morning. several countries are standing against the syrian regime saying they want to take action and now britain and france are saying they may hold off on their decision until the united nations finishes their work. president obama says is short strike he believes will be effective. >> if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow staying stop doing, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. bill: molly henneberg leads our coverage live on the north lawn. poly, there will be more meetings today there, but this one is with leaders from congress, and what do we know about that meeting today? >> reporter: the president will two more in depth what the white house is saying all week. that this was a chemical attack they believe, that the u.s. can not let it go unanswered and the president is expected to lay out to congressional leaders his options and classified intelligence behind these options. there
mt. vernon love story by mary higgins clark. and she said that -- that no one ever called martha washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsie
on the washington post website and martha burke, the money editor of ms. magazine and producer and host of "equal time with martha burke." you look too young to have been there. lynn, i want to ask you what did being there on that important day 50 years ago mean to you as an african-american woman? >> on that day 50 years ago, it was just the most amazing experience i'd ever had in my 16 years. you have to look at it in retrospect, we sometimes see things that you didn't see then, and you have to remember that at the point the people converged on washington, we as a community were off of a very hard fought battle in birmingham, in albany george. >>, in mississippi, in alabama, people were struggling to have the right to citizenship, the right to vote, the right to public accommodations. people were being jailed and this was a culmination of those efforts to come to washington and petition the federal government to intervene and insure that in fact all citizens have equal treatment. >> annie, you were there, too, 50 years ago. again, you were there today for the march today. how did being there in
. patti ann: not at all. i'm in for martha maccallum today, and senior u.s. officials say the intelligence is specific, and it points to terrorists setting off surgically-implanted devices. former cia director michael hayden says closing the embassies could be more than just caution. >> well, that's the cost of doing business, and i understand the argument that it seems to, as you say, empower them more than perhaps they're really capable of performing. on the other hand, you have a real danger to americans. you want to be cautious and let me add an additional factor in here, chris, the announcement itself may also be designed to interrupt al-qaeda planning, to put them off stride, to put them on the back foot, to let them know that we're alert and that we're on at least to a portion of this plot line. bill: so that with chris wallace on sunday morning. peter doocy live this morning out of washington. good morning to you. the latest on these threats, what can we report? good morning. >> reporter: bill, lawmakers are alarmed for a reason, because al-qaeda-linked terrorists are reportedly in
angeles times." martha raddatz of abc news. and alexis simendinger of realclearpolitics. >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as happens, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who lived well into their 90's. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed, the official retirement age. the question is, how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional funding for "washington week" is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. the president of these united states strolled into the white house east room today to unburden
in the martha washington program, we learned with great sorrow martha washington burned all of her papers, her letters, her correspondence with her husband george. only two of them remained. we have just the opposite here. thousands and thousands of them. explain the scope of the trove of materials that you have to work with as scholars through the writings of the adams family. >> the adams family gave to the massachusetts historical society a collection. we have never counted them individually, but probably 70,000+ documents over several generations, and probably about 300,000 pages. for abigail and john, which is the most important of the collection, there are about 1,170 letters they exchanged over the years. >> how frequently did they write to one another? >> it depended. when they were together -- for example, we do not have any letters after 1801 because after john leaves the white house, they're together almost all the time. for periods, for example, when there is fairly regular mail delivery between massachussetts and philadelphia, or later washington, d.c., they wrote at least once a
is taking a break from washington this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard. the vacation comes as the president's approval rating is taking a nose-dive. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: every president needs to get away. president obama has done so less than his predecessor, president george w. bush. 14 trip and 92 vacation days compared to 50 trips and 223 for mr. bush. one common thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped on to the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallup constantly tracks his approval. 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 51% last year a low not seen since december 2011. it's usually due to defections among democrats. revelations of counterterrorism surveillance programs more aggressive than during the bush years has unsettled the president's base. >> i want to make clear, once again, that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter:
of days then he scoots off to martha's vineyard for his own vacation. but to the extent there is any news, we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to comment on it at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at he goes up to martha's vineyard for vacation with his family, one person the president will not be playing golf with is vladimir putin. in fact, yesterday, the white house announced that the president was canceling his scheduled summit with vladimir putin before the g-20 meeting in st. petersburg because the president is pissed that vladimir putin gave a one-year asylum to edward snowden. for that, everything else goes on the rocks. and rick scott in florida says he's going to try once again to prevent latinos and blacks from voting. wow! on current tv. tell you all about it. are you encouraged by what you we have a big, big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out curr
. >> from abc news, a special edition of "this week" with martha raddatz in cairo. and jonathan karl in washington. starts right now. >>> good morning, george is off today. we're reporting from a region on the brink, and all eyes are on syria, where an apparent chemical weapons attack could lead to american military action. here in cairo, we're just 100 miles from the mediterranean sea where u.s. warships are now at the ready. this morning, officials tell abc news that u.s. navy destroyers now in the mediterranean could be used to carry out limited military strikes. cruise missile strikes, designed to deter or prevent another chemical attack by the assad regime. if this week's suspected attack is verified. >> this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. that starts getting to some core national interest that the united states has. >> president obama has so far been unwilling to militarily intervene in syria, despite the deaths of more than 100,000 people and a vow he made more than one year ago. >> that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous consequences if we start
as catherine. she is doing a fantastic job. martha: how do you think he is doing, gregg? >> future king changing diapers? i don't buy it. martha: of course he does. we'll leave you on that night. bye everybody. see you tomorrow. have a good day. >> brand new stories and breaking news to bring you. jon: almost impossible to imagine the crisis in egypt is growing worse. dozens of egyptian police officers are massacred in an ambush. >>> the e.u. holds an emergency meeting trying to stop the brutal violence as some u.s. lawmakers call for an end to military aid to egypt. >>> a tearful oscar pistorius indicted today on charges he murdered his model girlfriend. he is set to stand trial this winter in south africa. our legal panel weighs in. >>> so many kids are using smartphones these days. a new study said, staring at that little screen could cause permanent damage to young eyes. the doctor is in. it is all "happening now." jon: and horrific news out of egypt on this monday as calls increase here at home to stop spending your tax dollars on a country in such turmoil. good morning. i'm jon sc
this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard, but va t the vacation comes as the economy nosedives. >> the president has done so less than his pred sez or george w. bush. 14 trips and 19 days. one kmon thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped onto the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallop constantly tracks presidential approval. mr. obama's is at 42% with 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 41% last week, a low not seen since december of 201. when the president's approval rating dips this low, it's usually due to defections among democrats. surveillance have unsettled the president's place. republicans accuse him of ducking the issue for weeks. >> when the story initially broke, the president went undercover. he was trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for continuing the nsa program. what i'm very critical of him for, though, is basic
for us. let me start with you, martha and ask you about the president's decision. we saw what happened in parliament yesterday, and david cameron, we know if we go, we go without the support of other countries, maybe france, that's it at the moment. martha, what kind of gamble is the president taking by waiting until congress comes back, debates and weighs in. >> well, i was surprised at what he said today, and giving this tell graphing of time. i think the congress should have been called back on the 22nd of september, the day after we knew that it happened. there are three concerns that we have very quickly. we've got to be sure that they aren't moving these chemical weapons, those are things we need to be aware of. we need to be assure that israel doesn't get attacked. finally, we really don't know what russia is going to do. and they have tried to play the good cop bad cop while they've been supporting hezbollah. there's a lot of questions that need to be asked, i don't think tell graphing the times is the best way to do it. >> this is not really a barm issue. this is an issue, and
and political will. we'll have more from washington in a few moments. but first back to the region, martha. >> thanks, jon. let's bring in colonel steve, a veteran fighter pilot who flew missions in the gulf war and was a deputy secretary of state. welcome, colonel. let's get to the question about the cruise missile strikes. the white house said there will be no boots on the ground. how would these work out of the mediterranean? >> there are a couple ways it could be done. one is by launching them from ships at sea out in the eastern mediterranean or from submari submarines. it's a long, 20-foot sort of flying torpedo, and has wings and a little jet engine that allows it to fly at low altit e altitudes over the sea. it can fly through mountain canyons and hit with accuracies where you can pick third window on the left. that is good. but we have to remember they're small warheads, and not a lot of these missiles. right up front, if it's low-risk, we're going to be prescribed in the amount of military force we can apply. >> one of the things we have talked to people about, is there might be
service, tens ofnds thousands of tax dollars per day. an eight-day martha's vineyard extravaganza, while millions can't find a job and a record number of americans need food stamps to survive. priceless. leadership. all things america expects from our commander in chief. have a great weekend. if you're on martha's vineyard this weekend, you bump into president obama, tell him wevine said hello. i'll see you on "the five." >>> hello. i'm kimberly guilfoyle and the gang. it's 5:00 o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". >> moments ago, to wrapped up his first solo news conference since april 30. he touched on a number of topics, including the nsa, surveillance, privacy, snowden, putin, drone strikes, obamacare, republican shutting down the government, benghazi, the next bed chair, immigration, and the olympics. here are some highlights. >> i wanted to ask you about your evolution on the surveillance issues. why should the public trust you on this issue? >> where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information ahead of time that we're able to carry out that critical
. martha: bye, everybody. jenna: we start off with a fox news alert and a state of emergency declared in egypt today. the acting egyptian government announced this will last one month and be in effect across that country. what that means, the armed force, the military is now ordered to help enforce security. this is following violence as police moved in to break up those camps that have been supporting the former president who is aligned with muslim brotherhood. his name, mohammed morsi. we're getting reports of dozens killed, not only protesters but also police as well as more reports of christians being targeted inside that country. a live report from the middle east moments from now. >>> first right now, brand new stories and breaking news. jon: a disaster for ups to tell you about. one of its cargo planes crashing just outside of the airport in birmingham, alabama. there were no survivors. >>> a zoom ba instructor at center of a prostitution scandal in maine is back in court. what a lex sis wright is doing now. >>> hollywood star power making emotional plea. what they want may pre
martha: man bitten by wolf? bill: yeah. martha: woman swimming with whales. very active show today, like "national geographic" today. bill: i will be in washington tomorrow. you're in new york on stand by for anything that happens. martha: i will be on bill o'reilly tonight. "happening now" starts right now >> i have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolutio
. the firs family is back at the white house after a vacation at martha's vineyard. on capitol hill some republican law americas want to stop the law by simply not funding it. the show down could force a government shut down. >> scary moments earlier tonight as passengers acrovoid a flight baltimore. the jet was averted to philadelphia. all people aboard were safely evacuated. >> fire now 90 percent contained. the massive flames forced residents to flee their homes. i am marianne rafferty now back to huckabee pore your late hesd lines log on to ou morsi is restoreed to power. (applause) >> before the break, we showed you graphic images of an unarmed man shot down trying to stop a tank. this is how out of control the violence in egypt has become. >> eric was in egypt last month when morsi was ousted from power. he also talks to them in the military and political pears including the muslim brotherhood and a fellow in the washington institute. eric joins me now. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you, governor. >> i know you have had conversations with your sources in
caution you that many people still find difficult to look at. martha teichner will report our cover story. >> reporter: there it is. there she is. reporter: even now it can be upsetting to look at. the model and the mastectomy scar. when this photograph appeared on the cover of the "new york times" magazine in 1993, it was a bombshell. >> what's going on? what's wrong with this picture. >> reporter: model and artist wanted to confront americans with the reality of breast cancer. this sunday morning, we fast forward 20 years. >> we're fast approaching the 50th anniversary of the day martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream speech." the words remain with us to this day but what happened to dr. king's speech itself is the story james brown of cbs sports has to tell. >> one day in alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys... >> reporter: it's a speech that echos through history. >> because i have a dream today. reporter: on its 50th anniversary... >> so this is the actual speech. reporter: ... how this man wound up with the origin
martha: the guy might have walked into dixon's car. bill: that is tough way to prove your point. martha: we missed you. we'll see "happening now" right now. bill and i will being back tomorrow. jon: we begin with this fox news alert on three major developing stories, each with the potential to take a dramatic turn at any moment. first, our defense secretary chuck hagel just outlined the framework under which america could take military action in syria this as calls grow to forcefully respond to evidence that the assad regime killed hundreds of its own people with chemical weapons. >>> the wildfire the size of the chicago raging in and around a cherished american landmark, the yosemite national park but the rim fire poses a threat to hundred of thousands of residents in san francisco and it is a 150 miles away. we'll tell you about that. >>> sentencing for the army major convicted of killing 13 people in the fort hood shooting massacre the will nidal hasan get life in prison or the death penalty. but first right now, brand new stories. >> inyou had concluding this one, jon, buste
's first ladies. week martha washington to ann gel la -- angelica van buren. starting tonight at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span. and during tonight's program on martha washington, join in the conversation with historian and author patricia brady at >> members of the house oversight subcommittee recently examined the legality of a government rule authorizing tabs credits for americans -- tax credits for americans who buy health insurance through federally-run exchanges. republicans argue the law allows tax credits only if for those receiving insurance through state-based exchanges. oversight committee chairman darrell issa threatened the official with subpoenas if the treasury department does not provide more information about the rulemaking process. the tax credits issue is currently the subject of a lawsuit brought by the state of oklahoma. this runs about 90 minutes. >> emily mcmahon is the deputy assistant for tax policy, u.s. department of treasury. thank you for being here. pursuant to all committee rule, all witnesses are sworn inng before they testify. if you'd
, ride the bike in martha's vineyard, that's fine. he evacuated 22 embassies friday, spent the weekend playing, his own words, i golfed, played basketball, took pictures with friends in the oval office, blew out candles. >> how about issue a statement or have a press conference, act like you're responsible, that you're not auditioning to play commander in chief in hollywood but you want the job and are serious about terror. this is nothing new to me. this is a president that doesn't have the stomach for terror. if the reports are correct, it was clinton and panetta told him to put the thing on bin laden. i don't think it is a priority. i think he should move the white house to california capital hollywood. >> i think that's disrespectful to the family and soldiers serving overseas, to families of people protecting the embassies closed down. for the president not to be in the oval office and making national security a priority, but instead he is more concerned about his own birthday parties. i can't tell you how many e-mails i got from obama for america, from michelle obama, from all hi
and other veterans there before jetting off on a vacation to martha's vineyard later today. he is speaking to thousands of those american veterans national convention in orlando. he is expected to explain his plan to solve america massive backlog of american veterans claims and while he enjoys time off, more than 700,000 veterans veterans veterans will be waiting for their benefit. the administration is claiming there is a 20% reduction in the backlog, but as far as i understand it, senator, you find fault with that. of the tell me arrest -- tell me more about this. >> i was on the veterans committee and i'm still serving in the pentagon right now as a colonel. the backlog is monumental. there is another million plus veterans coming online. they are just overwhelmed. there may have been a reduction, and that is a great thing, but we need to do more. the soldiers should not be released from active duty until they have a full evaluation as to mental and physical state to determine what they can and can't do in the military. we should also if they are, in fact, discharged, we should be using
in martha's vineyard, but it is not like the president is far from the job. wendell goler tells us about one item on the president's to do list. >> reporter: in between missing putts with golfing buddies, president obama may use some of his time on his vacation thinking about a replacement for fed chairman ben bernanke, who is leaving the most powerful economic position in the world in january. >> it is definitely one of the most important economic decisions i make in the remainder of my presidency. >> reporter: he told reporters friday that he is considering a number of qualified candidates, some experts think the short list is down to larry summers, former head of national economic council, and treasury secretary under president clinton, and janet yellin, the first woman to head the fed. >> 70, 80% of value, yellin will be the nominee. and if it would be someone else, summers, there has to be market adjustment. >> reporter: that adjustment would likely be down. but wouldn't last longs. given the fed's dual mandate, keeping inflation low and employment high, the latter should be the focus.
made a statement on the deteriorating situation from martha's vineyard earlier today. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning, we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise which was scheduled for next month. i want to be clear that america wants to be a partner in the egyptian people's pursuit of a better future, but our partnership must also advance the principles that we believe in. >> bob, that was president obama earlier today. you worked at the state department. dealt with a lot of different crises over your time there and have watched many. is the president just caught between a rock and a hard place here and did he put himself in this position? >> i don't think he put himself in a position. it is a rock and hard place. interesting thing he said there, we cannot continue as usual, which mean
, but that is why. i was in the airport in martha's vineyard and they searched old ladies and young children. is that what you want the police to do? >> i put out statistics that said even if that's true, the policy didn't work. everybody can say we can discuss the race when it's time to discuss the problem. those are the only resources we do. if i say use the statistics, let's send affirmative programs and people say we can't do it. >> hold it. i have to get to the opening statement and come back to you guys. you hear two critics of stop and frisk. why do you like stop and frisk? >> first of all, assertive policing is effective in dealing with crime and crimes of violence and the kind of thing that's going on in new york city and urban centers across america including here in milwaukee, wisconsin. policing is difficult enough. we ask our officers to do this with hand tied behind their back. this decision is not grounded in a sort of legal basis. now tying the other hand behind these men and women and not only new york city but across america. they go out and put their lives on the line in d
certain, martha packed up her belongings and brought her children here. the plan was to get on a bus that would take them the thousand kilometers to south sudan where she was born. she says she thought she would be here a week. that was three years ago. she is still here waiting for that bus along with thousands of others. >> translator: we have no food. i earn about $0.50 a day doing domestic work. i'm waiting for anything to take me back. a truck, a bahs. i would even go by plane. >> reporter: when south sudan gained independence, thousands of refugees lost their citizenship rights and jobs. they were expected to leave. at first the governments of sudan and south sudan supported the cost of transport, but then the money ran out. since the money ran out, those lost in the queue have been stranded here. the terrible conditions they have been living in, have been made worse in the recent flooding, but the help they really want is for the money to 2r5 travel south. >> reporter: in the meantime south sudan has closed the roads. so now they will have to go by plane. the estimated cost fo
by defense attorneys in the courtroom. here now to tell us what happened, martha -- you interviewed john roberts covering a trial for us. what did the attorneys do? >> basically the defense attorneys tried to pick apart this woman's credibility. they are saying because she takes different drugs for psychological issues that her credibility is in question. they say she misidentified elkins after the first time she identified him. the fact is -- and this is what the judge brought to everyone's attention -- it doesn't matter if this woman is a perfect mother or a monster. what's happening is these young men are being held on trial for the murder of this child. it's all about the murder of the child. >> is there any dispute about the eyewitness testimony that elkins shot the baby? >> not so far. the first defense witness was called today. 21-year-old of the woman. >> is there more than the woman who saw elkins shoot the baby? >> two witnesses. one said she had trouble seeing over the bushes. it's the mother's story. >> that's why they are trying to slime the mother. elkins said he didn't do
this one. we're talking to the guys of one direction next. first let's check in with martha. how are you? what's coming up at the top of the hour? >> thank you so much. coming up at the top of the hour, it's good to see you. bill is in d.c i'm here in new york. we obviously are going to be on top of the serious story, what will the president decide to do? is a shot across the bow the wisest move here? we'll talk to a woman who spent a lot of time on the ground in syria advising u.s. senators about what to do. we'll see you coming up at the top of the hour [ male announcer ] even ragu users a. chose prego traditional over ragu traditional. prego?! but i buy ragu. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made. [ pop muzak plays ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. [ sigh of r♪lief ] ♪ i've got something for you too. (announcer) fancy feast delights with cheddar. a meal that is sure to delight your cheese lover. now available in the classic form she loves. fancy feast. the best ingredient is love. >> gretchen: quick headlines now. familie
sequestration. >> martha coven, associate director for education and community and labor at the office of management and budget which is part of the executive office of the president. so we on behalf of the present over to the budget for the number of federal agencies including education. the ministry for children and families at hhs where the head start progress. >> i'm the director of policy and planning at the office of head start within the department of health and human services and the start of the early childhood career 20 years ago in head start agency in brooklyn. so i'm really happy to be here today. >> i'm sharon parrott from the center on budget and policy priorities were on the vice president's budget policy and economic opportunity. this is the second go-round for me at the center on budget and just prior to returning in november i worked for secretaries and police at the department of health and human services. >> i'm michael duncan managing director for economic policy at the center for american progress where my work focuses on the federal budget, deficits and debt. >>
sequestration. >> i'm martha covan the associate director for -- office of manage and budget which is part of the executive oversee the budget of a number of federal agencies including education, the administration for children and families at hhs where the head start program is. >> hi cay within the department hhs hhs and i started my early childhood career twenty years ago in a head start agency in brooklyn. so i'm really happy to be here today. i'm sharon from the center on budget and policy priorities. where i'm the vice president of budget policy and economic opportunity. this is a second go around for me at the center budget and friar returning in november, i worked for secretary inteel yous -- inteem use. >> i'm the manager director my work mostly focuses on the federal budget, deficits, and debt. >> great. i was wondering for we could start with you. we heard the numbers that have been mentioned in introduction about the over 57,000 slots that vitamin be lost. i wonder if you might be able to drill down a little bit more to that. i know, that the office of head start has some addit
is vacationing in martha's vineyard. here is part of those remarks. >> that is why we are so concerned by reason -- recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election him and his government was not conclusive and did not respect the views of all egyptians. egyptians wereny calling for a change in course. we do not believe force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we have seen a more dangerous path taken. arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mohamed morsi's associations and supporters, and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplorable violence against civilians. we support universal rights to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law. it den
of the morning. president obama will try to get last words in this afternoon before leaving tomorrow for martha's vineyard. he'll set the stage for the fall fights. ahead of taking question, in his first solo press conference since april. >> having a press conference tomorrow so why don't you ask that question tomorrow? >> in today's press conference, comes at a precarious time for him. the unraveling of the russian reset is the latest in a string of foreign policy setbacks. three months ago, the president was hoping he would be touting a big domestic success at this last big press conference of the summer with an immigration reform bill ready to sign. that looks a long way away. instead, the president will be grilled for the first time on the decision to cancel his planned one on one meeting with russian president putin. late this morning, secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary hagel will meet their russian counterparts. that includes syria, iran, missile defense and of course the fate of nsa leaker snowden. you can expect questions on the status of the terror threat warnings, the
this comes as the president is getting ready to leave for vacation. he's going to martha's vineyard with the family for ten days. there's a disappointment factor. he doesn't have immigration reform or notches on his belt if you will on domestic legislation before leaving. >> and look, i think if he said at the start of the year by august would president obama have something to point to to say we reacted to newtown, it seems like rearview mirror now. we talked about that every day. could some kind of gun control measure pass? everyone expected something to pass. how broad that might be we didn't know but he doesn't have that immigration is now on the timetable that looks like end of the year maybe for house passage. conference committee doesn't get there. path to citizenship a fraught legislative path. there aren't the early second term accomplishments that i think many of us thought he might be able to wrack up given that he's coming off what is a larger than expected victory in november 2012. picking up seats in the senate. picking up seats his party had in the house. 332 electoral
job training. they are stopping in orlando on their way to martha's vineyard where they have vacationed a before.f times there will be no official -- appearance is what he is on vacation. he will be returning to washington august 18. he vacationed at the vineyard before, 2009, 2010, and 2011. this time, staying in a new location near public roads, so the road will be closed. later tonight, remarks by state davis ineend -- wendy texas as well at her filibuster as a texas -- of a texas abortion bill. >> many of you heard my name for the first time last month when, as allison said, in the last hours of the texas legislative session, the partisans and power attempted to pass not just an abortion bill, but a bill that would block health care access to tens of thousands of women across the state of texas. in the process, these partisan lawmakers were seeking to rob texas women of their voice. because when women showed up at to testify, and they showed up by the thousands, many of them were turned away. and they were unable to give voice to an issue that had a very real impact on th
or road by on his bike in martha's vineyard. the keystone pipeline decision is pending for this president after he put it off last year to allow for more study on the issue. when it comes to our country dealing with canada's dirty oil and its by-products, one american fight against one giant pile of oily canadian mess has actually quietly just been won. it started right here on the banks of the detroit river in detroit, michigan, and yes, that is a giant nasty pile of something called pet coke. back in may "the new york times" highlighted what they described as a black mound of canadian oil waste rising over detroit. that oil waste is something called petroleum coke, a high sulfur, high carbon waste by-product of canadian oil sands. the petcoke that residents started spotting was put there by a company that owned it, a company call koch carbon, owned by the koch brothers. they started piling up all of this pet coke on banks of the detroit river before preparing to ship it off to other countries to be used as fuel. in addition to be a hideous eye sore, the pile also posed a potential healt
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